Eager for some Holland vibes? Well today we are revealing you where to find one and only windmill in Austria!
Ok, if you Google it, it seems like there is one more in the north of the country… But based on what is written on the website the well known Windmühle in small village Podersdorf, located on the shores of the Neusiedel Lake, this one is the only completely restored windmill in entire Austria. And it is also open for public.

Now the windmill you see here is around 160 years old! For already 60 years, this beauty is preserved as the countries monument, but it is privately owned by the family Lentsch. You can read all about the history and windmill in general, on its webpage here.

I went there with my dearest Alex. You have seen Alex many times on the blog and our IG, she one of mine and Isidora’s dearest friends. <3 And a girl boss too! We had a small day trip that started with a delicious late breakfast, then we drove to Podersdorf and took some pictures at the lighthouse, and then some at the windmill. At sunset time we stopped by Mole West. We wanted to have some dinner, but everything was fully booked… So we just took some ice-cream and pictures and drove back to Vienna where we had dinner.

It was such a wonderful weather and memorable day with my dear Alex. <3

Hope that this post inspired you for a nice day trip that you can take! It is just 45 minutes away from Vienna by car, so it is perfect for a short getaway.


Windmühle Podersdorf am See
Address: Hauptstraße 10, A-7141 Podersdorf am See
Website here

Windy Podersdorf

At Neusiedel Lake we saw this incredible flock of birds! I still can’t get over not being on a better spot and taking hundreds of pictures of this scene!

Thank you for reading!

Editor’s note: please mind, the first version of this post has been published in 2018. I decided to edit it a bit and push on our front page, as it is a great tip for summer and autumn excursions! Enjoy discovering a new place!

Written by Vienna Insider

Vienna Insider - Lifestyle - Travel blog based in Vienna, Austria. Written by sisters Una and Isidora


Joe Eidler

Great story about the windmill in Burgenland, but I have to add that there is also an ACTIVE windmill in Retz, Lower Austria. A perfect weekend trip in autumn because nearby you can see pumpkin patches and taste the local wine ( at a tavern almost in the shade of the windmill overlooking the provincial town of Retz.
The town boasts to have century old wine cellars longer than the streets.

Vienna Insider

Hi Joe, thanks a lot for your comment and excellent tips! Sounds like a perfect autumn day trip indeed. Thanks a lot again for taking the time to write valuable information and for reading my blog! Kind regards, Una

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